ATHENS — The Georgia football team went back to its indoor facility on Wednesday to continue to work on some offensive wrinkles.
Sophomore receiver Mecole Hardman took snaps out of the Wildcat formation during the media viewing period, as did senior tailback Sony Michel.
Neither should come as much of a surprise. Hardman was a quarterback in high school before trying cornerback his freshman season at Georgia, an experiment that has since ended. Michel has taken snaps out of Georgia’s Wildcat package in the past.
Hardman took snaps with tailbacks Elijah Holyfield and Nick Chubb by his side. Freshman tailback D’Andre Swift and sophomore tailback Brian Herrien also were involved during the drill. Running backs coach Dell McGee ran the drill.
A few other notes and observations:
- Starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn remained absent for a third straight day. Head coach Kirby Smart said that Wynn has been dealing with “a little illness” and didn’t know when he would be back.
- The offensive line pecking order remained the same as it’s been this week with Wynn out. Freshman Andrew Thomas continues to get a look at first-team left guard, with redshirt freshman Ben Cleveland at first-team right tackle and senior Dyshon Sims at left tackle.
- Terry Godwin ran routes near the sideline, rather than just with the slots. Godwin, a junior and the team’s leading returning receiver, has operated out of the slot in many practices and also has run routes at the other receiver positions.
- Hardman, working out of the slot during regular receiving drills, had one drop. He was also coached up by offensive coordinator Jim Chaney on taking the right steps after a catch. Hardman had a nice catch just before the media viewing period ended.
- Freshman receiver J.J. Holloman practiced after missing a couple of days and made a nice sideline catch.
- Freshman receiver Mark Webb had a couple of good catches on a sideline route drill.
- Junior college transfer Ahkil Crumpton continues to look like a solid addition. He hasn’t made any drops that this media member has seen — albeit in an overall small window of reference.
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